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A view from the ground: Understand and cut risks of falls

I fall, you probably fall. In fact, anyone with mobility issues that include problems with balance is more than likely to fall from time to time.
And that’s how I came to find myself sitting on the ground beside my car. […]

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Healthcare benefits under attack again

Cold-hearted policies and actions of government toward its own people is no surprise to my regular readers. And neither will there be any shock at my continued opposition to such disgusting activities.
The Capitol, Washington DC, home of the Senate and […]

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Gene therapy prevents, even reverses, MS in animal model – new research

Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited, or even reversed, according to University of Florida researchers. They used a novel gene therapy technique that, they claim, stops the disease’s immune response in mouse models.
Obviously, if that can be reproduced in humans, it […]

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Care cuts put those in need at risk

Vulnerable people are at risk because social work budgets cuts make it impossible to prepare meaningful care packages. And that is besides cuts to the government’s welfare benefits.
It’s the job of social workers to assess what support someone needs to […]

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Link between low levels of Vitamin D and risk of MS ever stronger

A new study has underlined the value of vitamin D in the fight against multiple sclerosis.
People with low levels of vitamin D are at greater risk than others of developing MS, a new study shows.
The study looked at stored blood […]

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HSCT is superior to DMTs say Swedish researchers

At last, independent researchers have endorsed autologous hematopoietic stem cell tranplantation (HSCT) as a treatment of choice for multiple sclerosis.
Well, treatment for relapsing MS, anyway.
The study “Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for neurological diseases” was published in the Journal of Neurology, […]

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Department helpline worker lambasts mismanaged disability benefits system

Once again, we have a story of government mishandling of disability benefits and allegations of the existence of targets. Targets that don’t officially exist, as if we believe that.
Photo: The Independent.
A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) insider has described […]

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Impact of MS on life need not always be negative

MS does impact my life. That may seem to be an obvious statement but let’s look a little deeper. There is more to this than meets the eye.
Yes, of course, this disease has many negative impacts on me, my life […]

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I said it 14 months ago, now researchers agree: MS is linked to ‘mono’

Great news. Science now backs my view, published here on July 14 last year, that MS is linked to glandular fever. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes mononucleosis or just mono, otherwise known as glandular fever. Researchers have just uncovered what […]

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DWP fights to hide WCA ‘under-performance’ and PIP assessments

I suppose, by now, that the ineptitude of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should not surprise me. And while that is true, what does amaze me is its ability to keep proving it – over and over again.
Right […]

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